Sanderson, Abner Everts
Age: 17, credited to Rutland, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 10/17/61, m/i 11/19/61, Pvt, Co. H, 1st VT CAV, pow 5/24/62, prld 9/13/62, wdd, Gettysburg, 7/3/63, PA, m/o 8/9/65
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Birth: 10/20/1844, Middlebury, VT
Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Jennifer Snoots
Findagrave Memorial #: 34886368
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 9/23/1868
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland, VT
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Rutland Daily Herald, May 2, 1894:
Abner E. Sanderson died in his room on Fifth avenue yesterday afternoon from the effects of an overdose of laudanum. As soon as he was found to be in an unnaturally deep sleep Dr. Hanrahan was called, and on his arrival at the house he found that Sanderson was dying. He sent for Dr. Thomson, and it was decided that there was no chance of his recovery.
Dr. Senton and Mayor Mead were notified of Sanderson's death soon after it occurred, and from the explanation of the case given by Dr. Hanrahan they were satisfied that death was caused by Sanderson taking an overdose of the poisonous liquid.
Sanderson had not been feeling very well for the past week, and suffered more or less pain in the stomach. He evidently bought the laudanum to relieve his distress. He took half the contents of a two ounce vial. He lived about three hours and a half after taking the dose.
Sanderson was about 50 years old, an old soldier, and was known in the city. His mother, who resides in Burlington, survives him. Arrangements for the funeral will be made later.
Contributed by Jen Snoots.